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HOW TO SAVE OTHERS IN NEED IN ONE EASY STEP

posted Feb 16, 2017, 7:45 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Rebeka Kline


    The FCCLA is holding a Blood Drive on February 28th in the Auxiliary Gymnasium. Any student over the age of 17 and staff may participate in the blood drive and help out people in need of blood donations. If anyone has any questions, they can see Mrs Corbin in the Library.

    During the fall blood drive, Pocomoke High School raised 60 pint of blood thanks to the kind donations of PHS students and staff. Hopefully in this winter blood drive, we can raise more pints of blood and extend the reach of help.

    Students should donate blood because blood transfusions save the lives of people in need of blood from blood loss from complications during pregnancy, cancer patients, and patients with sickle cell disease. It only takes a pint of blood, and students will feel good just knowing they helped out in an easy way. You can donate blood every eight weeks, and sometimes you can save multiple lives if your blood is separated into different components, like red cells, platelets, and plasma.

    If you’re worried about the needles, you can still donate! The needle going in only takes a second, and is relatively painless afterwards. If you’re scared of having low blood sugar from not eating that day, snacks and drinks are available after you donate.

    We hope you consider donating to the blood drive and help PHS raise blood for people in need of donations.


Edited By: KS

Uploaded On:02/16/2017

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